Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spirit of community evident at volunteer recognition ceremony

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township volunteers, their family members and friends, and township officials filled the meeting room in the administration building to capacity for a sit-down dinner to honor more than 13 individuals and organizations for their community service.

What filled the room even more to capacity and overflowed was the sense of dedication, humility, good cheer, joviality and spirit of community involvement evident at the affair.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Spotted Lanternfly cited in grass clippings recycling centers ban

Even as the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners gets ready to consider medical marijuana dispensary legislation in the coming months, a more immediate concern about the dispensing of another kind of grass is expected to be on the agenda of the April 27 township workshop: grass clippings.

Township residents are no longer allowed to drop off grass clippings from lawn mowing at their residences at recycling centers, according to a notice posted April 18 on the township website:

Review: ‘Boss’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Boss Baby” is a refreshingly entertaining animation feature comedy.

It’s short on concept, but long on style.

Tim (voiced by Miles Christopher Bakshi, grandson of legendary animation feature film director Ralph Bakshi, of “Fritz the Cat,” 1972, and “Heavy Traffic,” 1973, fame) is the center of his family, loved by his doting parents, Mom (Lisa Kudrow) and Dad (Jimmy Kimnmel).

Tim’s world is shaken with the arrival of a baby, “The Boss Baby” (voiced by Alec Baldwin) of the movie’s title, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase, no less.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities under consideration

Legislation to regulate medical marijuana facilities is wending its through Salisbury Township government channels with the prospect of at least one facility in the township.

Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka presented a draft zoning ordinance to amend Chapter 27 of the Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance for the regulation of medical marijuana facilities to the Salisbury Township Planning Commission April 11.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Dinner to honor more than 13 volunteers, organizations

More than 13 individuals and organizations will be honored at the 2017 Salisbury Township Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

The catered dinner for volunteers being honored and their guests is 6 p.m. April 20 in the meeting room of the township municipal building.

Commissioners voted 5-0 at the April 13 meeting to approve a resolution, on a motion by commissioner Vice President Robert Martucci Jr. and seconded by Commissioner Debra Brinton, to honor:

•Adam Al-Khal, volunteering at Western Salisbury Fire Department for 11 years and now president and deputy chief.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Casino grant request not a sure bet

The Salisbury Township Police Department is requesting $118,000 in Lehigh County Casino Grant funding.

However, that amount, or any amount, is not a sure bet.

“This may be our last chance to get any money,” Salisbury Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles said in his report to the township board of commissioners April 13.

“Harrisburg has taken control of the grant and has yet to vote,” Stiles said.

The state legislature is attempting to rewrite the casino revenue law.

Movie Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Zookeepers’ Wife” is a powerful film about courage and bravery during World War II. It’s based on a true story.

Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who founded and ran the Warsaw Zoo, saved the lives of an estimated 300 Jews following the Nazi invasion of Poland. Jews were smuggled out of the notorious Warsaw Ghetto before its occupants were transported in train boxcars to concentrations camps.


Thursday, April 13, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

New K-9 Patrol Unit took off like a Rocket in 2016

Last of four parts

There was a new dog in town for the Salisbury Township K-9 Patrol in 2016.

And he took off like a Rocket. In fact, his name is Rocket.

In addition, in the annual report presented to the township board of commissioners and the media by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles, the township’s fire inspection program increased its revenue in 2016.

Kinky Friedman rides again in Godfrey Daniels debut

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kinky Friedman is anything but predictable.

That bodes well for his concert, 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

Friedman promises a mix of the old and new. In between such Kinky classics as “They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and songs from his most recent album (2015), “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” expect to hear rants and raves from the iconoclastic singer-songwriter who rose to fame, or infamy, in the 1970s with his band, Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys.

Review:‘Get Out’

Friday, April 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Get Out” is a weird, wild and wacky horror film.

The theatrical movie screenplay and directorial debut by Jordan Peele (Emmy recipient, Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, for TV’s ”Key and Peele” (with Keegan-Michael Key), 2016; writer, theatrical feature, “Keanu,” 2016), is also a phenom.

The budget of “Get Out” was about $4.5 million. As of the March 31 weekend, “Get Out” has grossed $156.9 million domestically.